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Newport News, Virginia, United States

Date:  Jun 16, 2024

Req ID: 37372 
Entity: Newport News Shipbuilding

US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes 

Shift: Multiple 
Relocation: Relocation assistance will be available 
Virtual/Telework Opportunity: Yes - Occasional or hybrid telework available 

Travel Requirement:  Yes, 10%-25% of the time 

Clearance Required: No - Clearance Not Required to Start 


Meet HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding
With more than 25,000 employees – including third-, fourth- and even fifth-generation shipbuilders – HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division is the largest industrial employer in Virginia. We’re the sole designer, builder and refueler of U.S. Navy nuclear aircraft carriers and one of two providers of U.S. Navy nuclear submarines. Our diverse and innovative team of professionals ranges from skilled trades to project managers, engineers and software developers to solution architects, technical subject matter experts, and system users. Anchored in our rich, 135-year history, we collaborate together at the forefront of technology, manufacturing, and integration of the most powerful and survivable naval ships in the world. Want to be part of the team? Apply today! We look forward to meeting you.


The Role

Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of HII, is now offering a $2,000 sign-on bonus to all entry-level (Engineer 1) new hires. 


Researches, develops, designs, and tests electrical components, equipment, systems, and networks. Designs electrical equipment, facilities, components, products, and systems for commercial, industrial, and domestic purposes.

This job positing for a number of Electrical Engineer position within the Newport News Shipbuilding Nuclear Propulsion Division.  The Nuclear Propulsion Division has departments that support ship nuclear propulsion plant New Construction, Overhaul, Radiological Control, Test and Nuclear Reactor Servicing.  Candidates for these positions will develop engineering solutions, written technical direction, and provide waterfront support for the new construction, overhaul, radiological control, and reactor fueling/refueling of carrier and submarine Reactor Plant electrical systems. 

Successful candidates will possess analytical and problem solving skills to resolve technical issues which arise during nuclear propulsion system servicing. The individual shall have the communication and relational skills to interface and discuss technical issues with engineering and non-technical personnel.  In addition, the individual will be willing to provide some percentage of hands-on support on the ship. 


We are looking for engaged personnel looking to make a difference and uphold the highest level of technical standards required for work in the Navy Nuclear Propulsion Program in such areas as: 

1. Research and plan processes, tooling, and material needs to provide a completely engineered solution for the execution of nuclear work
2. Develop technical work instructions such as procedures and troubleshooting paperwork.
3. Provide on-site support and problem solving for issues that arise during shipboard or shop work. 
4. Research and develop innovative solutions to resolve technical problems. 
5. Project manage work from beginning to end.

The NNS Nuclear Propulsion Division provides in-house training to improve personnel development and performance by strengthening personal knowledge.  Qualified candidates will be trained on Radiological and Personnel Safety and how to engineer them into all final products used in the performance of Nuclear Work.  Engineers within the Nuclear Propulsion Division work in various roles both in the office and on the waterfront.  Engineers may be expected to navigate through various compartment on Aircraft Carriers, in Submarine shops, and in Production shops.  These roles may be expected to work both indoors and outdoors as needed year round.   


Although some limited amount of working remote may be available under certain circumstances and at certain times during construction or overhaul, the candidates for this position should the have the desire and ability to work on site at NNS full time.  


Must Have

Bachelor's Degree and 0 years of relevant exempt experience. 

Newport News Shipbuilding requires a Bachelor's Degree in engineering from an ABET accredited program.


We build the world’s most powerful, survivable naval ships and defense technology solutions that safeguard our seas, sky, land, space and cyber. HII’s diverse workforce includes skilled tradespeople; artificial intelligence, machine learning (AI/ML) experts; engineers; technologists; scientists; logistics experts; and business administration professionals.


Recognized as one of America’s top large company employers, we are a values and ethics driven organization that puts people’s safety and well-being first. Regardless of your role or where you serve, at HII, you’ll find a supportive and welcoming environment, competitive benefits, and valuable educational and training programs for continual career growth at every stage of your career.


Working at HII is more than a job - it’s an opportunity to build a future. We offer comprehensive benefits including: medical, prescription drug, dental and vision plan choices, on-site health centers, tele-medicine, wellness resources, employee assistance programs, savings plan options (401K), financial education and planning tools, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, employee discounts, early childhood and post-secondary education scholarships, and more. Some benefits may vary depending on your specific division or work location. 

Together we are working to ensure a future where everyone can be free and thrive.

Today’s challenges are bigger than ever, and the nation needs the best of us. It’s why we’re focused on hiring, developing and nurturing our diversity. We believe that diversity among our workforce strengthens the organization, stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of ideas and enriches the work lives of all our employees. 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.

Do You Need Assistance? 
If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Reasonable accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

Additionally, you may also call 1-844-849-8463 for assistance. Press #2 for Newport News Shipbuilding.

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